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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures

Sep 2, 2015 Cecelia Noll
Sep 2, 2015 Michael Lisle
Sep 2, 2015 Patricia M Hunter
Sep 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 2, 2015 Elisa Romero i Santin
Sep 2, 2015 Massimo Falchi
Sep 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 29, 2015 Robin James
Aug 28, 2015 Charles Valerio
Aug 27, 2015 Maren Heinig
Aug 26, 2015 aletha stuart
Aug 26, 2015 talyne belka
Aug 25, 2015 samantha robles
Aug 24, 2015 Tracy Kershaw
Aug 24, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 24, 2015 Marilyn Boynton Human trafficking must be stopped
Aug 23, 2015 Diane Gaertner
Aug 22, 2015 Sharman von Dallwitz This is disgusting. In the 21st century we should be protecting our children, worldwide. Children have always been our future. What kind of future would be expected if this kind of exploitation is allowed to continue?
Aug 21, 2015 Maria Riedel Attention to child trafficking is needed without delay.
Aug 21, 2015 Neville Bruce
Aug 21, 2015 Jim Rogers Any thing we can do to stop this kind of treatment of young people has got to be a plus for humanity.
Aug 21, 2015 Martin Gem
Aug 21, 2015 Ilene carson
Aug 21, 2015 Rochelle Wood
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Aug 21, 2015 Sibrina Russell
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Aug 20, 2015 sean mac duibh sith
Aug 20, 2015 Joanne Maerklen
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Aug 20, 2015 Jeanne Artaxet
Aug 20, 2015 Megan Gabrielle Rey
Aug 20, 2015 Darlene Young
Aug 20, 2015 Joe Maher
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Aug 20, 2015 Laura Harvey
Aug 20, 2015 Deborah Papaleo
Aug 20, 2015 Richard Brigg
Aug 20, 2015 Mireya Rodriguez
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Aug 20, 2015 Virpi Kurkela
Aug 20, 2015 Swetlana Frei
Aug 20, 2015 John Williams
Aug 20, 2015 carol oldenburg
Aug 20, 2015 Alan Davis
Aug 20, 2015 sandra ma
Aug 20, 2015 Melissa Musson

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